Monthly Archives: March 2008

Let the games begin…

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More on the cockpit construction.

The cockpit is really taking shape now. Look at the beautiful shape of the conical coaming in front of the cockpit. This is not easy to make, but the result is fantastic.

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Deck and cockpit.

A few more pictures. The basic shape of the cockpit is in place. It’s a nice big one, with plenty of space to sit comfortably. All the winches will be positioned so they can be operated from the cockpit. Also … Continue reading

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Building of the deck.

A few more pictures of the construction of the deck of S/V ‘Waratah’. The last picture with the 7 year old son of Fanie the grinderman standing next to the rudder skeg, gives a good idea of the size of … Continue reading

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Turning of the hull.

Yesterday was the big day. The hull of ‘Waratah’ had to be turned. And turned she was. It had to be done by using only chain block tackle, because a crane could not have accessed the building. On top of … Continue reading

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The complete Chinese DIY guide.

On one of the forums I frequent, somebody posted this today. And I kid you not, it is true. For all us non DIY people, the following information may prove useful in the event of an emergency. I have compiled … Continue reading

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China Water and Boat Facts.

I was alerted by a good friend to the following article about the Chinese boating market. As far as I am concerned it is one of the best examples how you can use statistic information to create utter bullshit. Let’s … Continue reading

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